This week’s Metropolis/JapanToday magazine has rather scattered cover story about the end of the Bosozoku (暴走族) (literally “Violent Running Tribe”) who modify their exhaust systems to be extra loud and drive through town late at night, waving imperial Japanese flags and shouting obscenities, occasionally throwing Molotov cocktails and carrying swords/spears, and generally having noisy fun. The cover story is: “Behind the Mask — the sun sets on the heyday of Japan’s Bosozuku“.
Most of the content of the cover story is from a guy called Masayuki Yoshinaga has been covering Japan’s fringe for the past decade and his book Zoku. You can watch Yoshinaga’s bosozoku video and read more about the Figure8Production’s documentary project: http//www.figure8productions.com
BOSOZOKU view video/trailer (crappy Flash non-link)